Rimkus: Mulready students make Valentines for veterans


Rimkus: Mulready students make Valentines for veteransHUDSON – Second and third grade students at J.L. Mulready Elementary School created Valentines for Vets. 

They were delivered to Bedford VA Hospital by VA Volunteers Al Temple and Walter Spencer for the Feb. 14 holiday. Makers of the original Valentines were students of Mrs. Calvanese, grade 3, Mrs. Murphy and Mrs. Hamilton, grade 2. Temple said that the Mulready students and the VA volunteers participate in the Valentines for Vets program annually. 

Rimkus: Mulready students make Valentines for veterans
J.L. Mulready Middle School students, from left: Nathan, Mack, Owen, Tea, Nico and Lucy were among students creating Valentines for residents of the Bedford VA Hospital. They were delivered by VA Volunteers, Al Temple and Walter Spencer, in rear, of the AMVETS State Department, an annual practice of the VA Volunteers. (Photo/Courtesy)

Appraiser to speak at historical society

Appraiser Gary Sohmers of PBS-TV “Antique Roadshow” fame, will be a guest speaker at the meeting of the Hudson Historical Society Tuesday evening, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at First Federated Church hall, 200 Central St., Hudson. 

Sohmers, a Hudson resident, has had a long career appraising pop culture items, toys, antiques, collectibles, records and other items. Attendees are invited to bring items for verbal appraisal (no jewelry, furniture or weapons.) The public is invited. Refreshments will be served.

Rimkus: Mulready students make Valentines for veterans
Appraiser and entertainer Gary Sohmers, of PBS-TV “Antique Roadshow” fame, will be guest speaker at the meeting of the Hudson Historical Society Tuesday evening, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at First Federated Church Hall, 200 Central St. Attendees are invited to bring items for verbal approval (no jewelry, furniture or weapons). The public is invited. (Photo/Courtesy)

Maize to Malawi

Hudson resident Dr. Brian Lisse, local affiliate of “Bridges to Malawi,” announces that a large shipment of maize (or corn), “enough to feed 15,000 people,” was recently distributed in Malawi by the charity. All donations go to fight against famine, provide medical care, further sustainable agriculture and farming, develop IT education. For more information, go to bridgestomalawi.org or email [email protected]

Welcome Gordon!

Gordon Robert Wotton, our third great-grandchild, was born Feb. 8, 2023 to Seth and Katie Wotton of Plymouth, their first child, at South Shore Hospital. Sharing grandparent honors are Michael and Joan (Rimkus) Wotton of Rockland and Robert “Bert” and Barbara Gaynor of Halifax. 

Of local interest

Funeral services were held Feb. 7 at Immaculate Conception Church, Stoughton, for Hudson native Rev. Joseph P. McDermott, 87.  

Fr. McDermott died Jan. 30, 2023 following a short illness, after over 60 years as a priest. He was chaplain at Norfolk State prison for several years, and served several area parishes. His survivors include his brother, Francis McDermott of Norwood, and his sister, Mary Daniels of Hudson.

Burke named new coach

Former Hudson resident Matt Burke has been named defensive coordinator for the Houston Texans football team. He has been defensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins. Burke is a graduate of Hudson High School ’94 and Dartmouth College.

New head coach

Congratulations to Zac Attaway, recently appointed head coach of  Hudson High School football team, succeeding Dan McAnaspie, who retired after 25 years on the job.  

AVM perform March 26

Assabet Valley Mastersingers will present “Coronation Celebration” Sunday, March 26 at 3:30 p.m. at Algonquin Regional High School, Northborough. Music of Mozart and Handel will be included, under direction of Dr. Robert P. Eaton. For more information go to www.avmsingers.org

Travels resumed

After a two year hiatus, St. Ann Travel Club has resumed its services, featuring a Clambake at Foster’s in York, Me. Sunday, May 21, and a trip to Ogunquit (Me.)  Playhouse to see musical “Singing in the Rain” Sunday, July 9. For more information or reservations contact Betty Evangelous 508-380-9267 or email [email protected]

Feb. 25 – Grace Masciarelli, George Sousa, Zoe Ann Liepins, Aimee Chaves, Martin Miller, Tom Boudreau, Haley Donahue, Joan Vincent and Bob Berube
Feb. 26 – Sara Neuffer, Nicole Hogan, Hugo Correa, Rebecca Moran, Beth Ann Bruso and Wally Howard
Feb. 27 – Katie Dunnell, Andy Bauer and Kelsey Nicole Ruiz
Feb. 28 – Ann Marie Lopez, Jimmy McMahon, David Bairos, Bob Durand and Linda Palmer
Leap Year birthday – Angie Wilcox Flynn and Keaghan O’Leary
March 1 – Kathy Nutter, Steve Calvao, Ella Crue, Will Sullivan and Meghan May
March 3 – Michael Davis, Warren Cunningham and Matt Mayo
March 4 – Melissa DiFonzo and Corinne Bouchard
March 5 – Sue Ellen Ferguson and Melissa Little
March 6 – Stephanie Domenicucci, David Opp, Fran Wolfe and Michael Wood
March 7 – Beth Bumbarger, Frank Lindsey, Lorenzo Percuoco, Donna Marques, Morganda Bairos, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Brianna Moran, Juvenalia Fugueiredo and Mark Coelho
March 8 – Lynette Davis, Kerri Lampinen, Ryan Pinto and Harry Millman Sr.
March 9 – Nelson Parness, Katelin Sherman, Celena Bacon, Doug Wilkins and Peter O’Keefe
March 10 – Lorenzo Caputo, Kelly Kittredge, Nancy Kerrigan, Helen Precourt, Chris Jordan and Jackie Wilkins. 

Feb. 26 – Leo and Connie Palatino


Hudson High School freshman Miles Quigley Jr., 13, received his Eagle Scout award. Dick Forbes joined the staff at Colonial Chrysler Plymouth car dealership. Master Sgt. Forbes, stationed at Fort Devens, joined the staff under the Army Projects Transition Program. 

Genevieve Dacier was senior scouts advisor for Hudson Cadette Troop. Yvonne Fagan was named Hudson Girls Club “Girl of the Month.” Mr. and Mrs. Robert Doane attended the 146th annual Old Guard Ball of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Co. at the Hotel Commodore, Boston.

New members of Hudson Rotary Club included Police Chief Alfred Cabral and Robert Faria, proprietor of  Shoppers Liquor Mart. Alexander Harasko was appointed Senior Vice-president and cashier at  Hudson National Bank.

Send items for Hudson Happ’nings to 18 Cottage St., Hudson, MA 0149 or email [email protected].